Looks like it’s too late for North Sac businesses to satisfy Kimberly Block.
The Lil Joe’s diner has been a fixture on Del Paso Boulevard for decades. The restaurant opened in the 1950s when owner Joe Halaway sold steaks for 99 cents. Like the Squeeze Inn, the Lil Joe’s facility virtually stayed the same through the years.
That was until Block and Singleton came along. Block’s suit claims, among other things, that Lil Joe’s counter area for order pickup is too high and restrooms do not meet accessibility requirements.
Current owner George Halaway has responded to the suit and is currently trying to fix the place to meet ADA standards by moving one wall out four feet. Still, he’s not afraid to tell it like it is:
“The economy is so bad, and then you get something like this.”
No word on the status of Market Basket.